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Gladstone Workshop

The next AMPI workshop will be held in Gladstone 3-4 May 2017. View the workshop programme here, or register below:


S-Mode on ECDIS

An important workshop was held at the AMSA offices in Sydney on 24 August to help shape S-Mode on ECDIS. Read the background here, or join the conversation on AMPI Voice (members only).

Speaker Papers now Online

AMPI's Pilotage and Port Logistics Conference ended on 9 October. PDF copies of speaker papers are now available for viewing and download from the conference programme web page. Click here to view the papers.

Professional Development

AMPI's efforts to establish a National Standard for Continuous Professional Development of Marine Pilots gained further momentum following a successful session at the AMPI Spring Workshop in Launceston on 20th November.  

Navigation Act 2012

On 1 July 2013 the Navigation Act 2012, came into force, replacing legislation that was formed 100 years earlier. The Act relates to " maritime safety and the prevention of pollution of the marine environment…"


Read about AMPI's Continuous Professional Development programme or login below:


Australian Shipping

The Australasian Marine Pilots Institute has released a statement regarding regarding Australian Shipping. Click here to download the document.

Three recent IMPA Notices

Notice 891. General Assembly and Executive Committee elections. (PDF, 1.2MB).

Notice 878. Recent IMO casualty reports relating to pilotage. (PDF, 1.3MB).

Notice 877. Meeting with IMO to discuss three issues that affect pilots. (PDF, 1.2MB). 

IMPA Notice 877

The International Maritime Pilots Association met with the IMO in early June 2015 (MSC95), with three issues raised on behalf of pilots. AMPI members can read the IMPA President's brief here

Challenges in pilot transfers

AMSA and AMPI were actively involved in the recent IMO review and amendments to SOLAS regulations on pilot boarding arrangements. These new regulations, and a new wheelhouse poster, are designed to improve pilot safety during transfers.

eNavigation workshop

AMPI represented pilot's interests in an AMSA hosted eNavigation Usability workshop on 4-6 March 2013. 44 delegates representing 11 countries attended, the development of the IMO's eNavigation strategy implementation plan.

Proactive use of VDR info

A report commissioned by OCIMF claims proactive analysis of voyage data recorder information on a regular basis can provide an important tool for use in accident prevention and the reinforcement of a positive operational safety culture.

PPE in pilot transfers

AMPI has commissioned extensive research into Personal Protective Equipment worn by pilots during transfers. Detialed recommendations relating to footwear, gloves, helmets, PFDs. wet weather jackets, and PLBs is available.

Back editions - Safe Passage
Catch up on the most recent AMPI news and articles via back editions of Safe Passage. You can download the Summer 2014, Spring 2014, and Spring 2013 editions here.

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